Guess which movie made a huge impact upon its release. Nope, it’s not a Marvel movie. Well, technically Black Panther did and is still doing great. But I am talking about actor-turned-director John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” which is his first foray into the horror genre.
People who watched it on the first few days can’t help but share their appreciation. In fact, every time I open my social media accounts I see something about the film. It’s okay though because just a few minutes into the film, I already know that “A Quiet Place” is going to be one of the best films in 2018. So it deserves all the attention it’s getting!
But what really amazed me is the fact that Krasinski stayed away from the horror genre after watching Jaws and A Nightmare on Elm Street. I was already surprised that he was involved in it let alone, acted alongside his wife, Emily Blunt. But admitting you are a “scaredy-cat” (if that’s 100% true – I can be quite gullible at times) then running towards a genre you can’t handle is quite surprising. Another plus point because he created and delivered so much in this film!
I’m pretty sure you know by now that besides directing and acting he also co-wrote the screenplay based on Bryan Woods and Scott Beck’s story. In an interview, Krasinski said that he found the world Woods and Beck created so amazing that he dug deeper into the story and added in some of his personal experiences.
You can definitely sense those throughout the film. I think because of Krasinski’s input and control that “A Quiet Place” became so much more. If you look closely, the idea of living in complete silence because of an other worldly presence is already frightening and fit for horror. But what element would make it more relatable and terrifying?! (Seriously, go watch it!)
It’s also worth mentioning that there is a lack of “idiotic decisions common in horror movies” making the film enjoyable. Yes, there was a childbirth scene which to some is really stupid. Why on earth would you bring a child in a post-apocalyptic world? That’s a good point but there is a good reason behind it. In a world where most of humanity has been wiped out, family is all they have.
You can still catch “A Quiet Place” near you! 8/10 IMDb